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Event Coverage XXXX HOT ROD of THE YEAR - The REAL Scoop and PHOTOS!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KIRK!, Sep 24, 2013.

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  1. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
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    Yep. I haven't been in a couple years and I'm looking forward to it. Always a killer swap meet at that show.

  2. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,036


    and to think, I had to talk Kirk and Dave into taking the tour...
    I had a blast in the years I went on it, so I knew they'd have fun too.

    Nice shots
  3. BAAD32
    Joined: Nov 25, 2008
    Posts: 219


    Regretted not going this year, but decided to hang back this year. Always a good day!!! It was cool seeing the cars leave the track, the turnout was great and awesome quality.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2013
  4. daddy_o's_diner
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,784



    I had a blast on the tour. It was just not my day though.

    First our group got a little lost going to the lunch stop. Apparently we picked the wrong guy to follow.

    Then the rains came just as I was getting ready to roll into the water for my burnout at Muncie. I didn't get to make my pass under power due to the wet track. Bummer for sure...

    Then the final bit of bad luck came when I was late to the the final checkpoint.

    I still had a great day and was stoked for my buddy Crafty B and his Top 5 Pick.

    Good times for sure. Lots of cool cars and cool people.
  5. lets see some of those cars entered into hot rod mag drag week next year. five tracks over five days covering 1500 miles and no trailers. its a great time.
  6. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    That would be cool!
  7. Ebert
    Joined: Feb 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,916


    THAT is one cool hot rod and HOT RODDER!!!!!!
  8. Thanks for the real story and great pictures!
    So hard to make that one pick out of that group.

    First time I saw pics of the Plymouth coupe, I knew
    that car was a top level build. Being in the final 5 confirms it.
  9. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,363


    Awesome pics, thanks
  10. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,471


    Thanks for taking the time to post the pics.
  11. This one really does it for me too! Too bad about the coil. True Hotrodder,helping out a buddy. Big respect!

    Not a pig in the bunch! Hard to choose just one,for sure.
    Great pic's and event coverage,Kirk.
  12. ...all those cars are winners, got any more pics of the grey 37 Chevy coupe?
  13. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,442


    Kirk: Thanks for posting these up. I don't envy your position having to decide... all over the top excellent rides. I'd lean toward Crafty's inspiring work of art ; but you just can't stop looking at any Poteet car... with a "real" Covico to boot!
  14. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,618

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Seen Poteets car at Pleasanton. did not know it was his car, talked to the guy who brought it for about 30 minutes. Really a cool hotrod.. Looks like a Hotrod should. I have to wonder thou, has it gotten to the point where you have to have a "name" to be considered for the big awards.

    I dug this car more with the satin finish on the wheels. not a fan if its new maroon color..

  15. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    I'd say no since 3 of the 5 finalists weren't big shops.

    Last edited: Sep 25, 2013
  16. MartyB33
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 293


    Great coverage Kirk. Once again, the best day of the year to drive a hot rod. If you guys issued tickets for having too much fun, I'm sure I would've gotten a few. And Dave Gray won (earned) a bunch of something they don't give awards for. Thanks to Tanks and Goodguys and all that had a hand in putting the HROTY program together.
  17. Great pictures & coverage as always. Hot Rod of The Year has gotta be my favorite of the GG awards. Thanks for posting.
  18. BAAD32
    Joined: Nov 25, 2008
    Posts: 219


    I'd like to say it was good seeing a badass fendered car finally win the title, first one that I know of. Also wondering if HROTY will stay at the Indy event??
  19. Murch
    Joined: Sep 10, 2011
    Posts: 103


    Thanks for sharing this, it looks to be a great time, and an awesome display of hot rods!

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  20. thewildturkey46
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 746

    from Rice, MN

    Cool photos.....I had so much fun......even the drive back to Indy in the pouring rain and me with no top.......great time. I am so glad I did it. Dale
  21. Hip2bsquare
    Joined: Dec 1, 2002
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    from Phx,AZ

    1 of the other finalist may want to disagree with that! LOL
  22. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
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    Oh duh! Yeah, I'm a dumbass. Obviously Dean is a ruler.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2013
  23. bradroe
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
    Posts: 211


    Great coverage KIRK!!!!!!!! It was cool watching all you guys leave IMS.
  24. What an amazing lineup of hot rods! Thanks Kirk!
  25. willysguy
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 1,206

    from Canada

    Cool pictures, thanks for taking the time to post!
  26. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,500


    Mark me as another one who is glad he didn't have to pick one winner out of that batch of cars. Not a looser in the photos you showed of individual cars in the event. And the fact that several Hambers were in it makes it even better.
  27. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
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    Glad you guys are digging it!
  28. Mark in Japan
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,466

    Mark in Japan

    Sitting here at 8 in the morning, grinning like a fool, inspired to scrap all current plans and go back to my original desire for Ford Truck Maroon for my 52, polished within an inch of its life......and then, those wheels on that otherone,....and....the way that tail light looks near that subtle cream pinstriping, and....

    .....haven't felt that 'inspired to go out to the garage and do it NOW' from much on the HAMB in ages!

    and I'm sure the quality of photography doesn't hurt it either:D

    thanks Kirk!
  29. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
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    You're welcome. This will be my last post of Goodguys stuff however. No longer employed.
  30. BCR
    Joined: Dec 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,263


    Damn! You will be missed.:(

    I always looked forward to reading your thoughts in the Gazette and following the event coverage with your take on it.

    Good luck in your new ventures!
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